Speaker Programs

Nature Society speaker programs are held from October to May at the Royal Oak Middle School (ROMS) located at 709 North Washington, between 11 Mile Road and Catalpa.  There is a General Meeting of the Nature Society that takes place a few minutes before the speaker program commences. The speaker programs are usually held on the first Wednesday of the month unless otherwise noted and start at 7:30 pm. The programs are usually slide shows focusing on various natural history topics. If you watch nature programs on PBS or the Discovery channel, our program is better because you can meet afterwards and ask the speakers questions. All Speaker Programs are free and open to everyone. Pre registration is not required.

Upcoming Programs

"Of Cockroaches and Trees: The Outlook for Ash in Southeastern Michigan in the Aftermath of  Emerald Ash Borer" speaker program is being held on Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 at ROMS.  Join Dr. Dan Kashian, Associate Professor at Wayne State University, for a look at Emerald ash borer 15 years after its introduction and devastation of the ash tree in our forests and yards.  Emerald ash borer (EAB) has killed millions of trees near its introduction point in southeastern Michigan, and many have predicted the elimination of ash from the landscape. Almost 15 years after the introduction of EAB, however, we still find ash in the "aftermath" forests, as surviving trees and sprouts, both of which are producing an abundance of seed and new ash seedlings.  With EAB still present at low populations in the area, is ash resilient enough to survive this devastating invasive species?